Rev. Eddie Bone, pastor at First United Methodist Church, Park Hills, took action when his church was no longer able to broadcast services over a local TV channel. He led a team from the church to begin an online ministry as an outreach, but were initially frustrated by lack of participation. When COVID-19 hit, the online ministry took off, meeting a need for the local congregation and far beyond! Over 10,000 people worshipped or attended Bible Study through the online ministry of the church during COVID, including a missionary in Thailand.
Rev. Bone shares:
“Our church just absolutely embraced online ministry, and the team that puts it together is absolutely dedicated to the gospel and they strive with everything they have to do it to our utmost ability. As a pastor you always want to reach people for the Gospel. I was afraid that COVID would just wreck it. but it actually gave us one of the greatest opportunities I think in my lifetime to reach people for Jesus Christ.”